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Spelman College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Spelman College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Spelman College Ranked?

Quality Badge

2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Spelman College was awarded 23 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general English literature.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, Spelman is ranked #241 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Spelman held the #311 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Spelman also holds the #4 spot on the Best Colleges in Georgia ranking.

See all of the rankings for Spelman College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Spelman?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Spelman College is a competitive 40%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 64% of students accepted to Spelman submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 625. Math scores were between 520 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Spelman College  ( 550 to 625 )

SAT Math Scores for Spelman College  ( 520 to 590 )
Spelman received ACT scores from 61% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for Spelman College  ( 22 to 26 )

Learn more about Spelman College admissions.

Spelman College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Spelman it is much better at 11 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Spelman College is 71%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  71 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Spelman College

Freshmen Retention Rate

Spelman College has a freshmen retention rate of 89%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  89 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Spelman the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 69%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  69 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Spelman College.

Spelman College Is Not Very Diverse

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,137 undergraduates at Spelman with 2,086 being full-time and 51 being part-time.

Spelman Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

With an overall score of 8.51 out of 100, Spelman is one of the least diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  8.51 out of 100
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How Much Does Spelman College Cost?

The overall average net price of Spelman is $40,840. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Spelman

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$37,360 $36,897 $41,813 $42,167 $44,852

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Spelman, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Spelman, approximately 85% of students took out student loans averaging $8,057 a year. That adds up to $32,228 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Spelman is 5.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Spelman Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Spelman with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $47,000 in their early years. That's great news for Spelman students since it is 18% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Spelman College make the most money.

Location of Spelman College

Spelman College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Atlanta, Georgia. The location of Spelman is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Location of Spelman College

Contact details for Spelman are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 350 Spelman Lane Sw, Atlanta, GA 30314-4399
Phone: 404-681-3643

Spelman College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 60 $28,000
Political Science & Government 58 $31,700
General Biology 55 $16,300
Economics 49 $47,400
General English Literature 35 $37,700
Health Sciences & Services 31 NA
Sociology 22 NA
Ethnic Studies 22 NA
Mathematics 19 NA
International Studies 19 $32,700

Learn more about the majors offered at Spelman College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

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